Earth Day Week climate conference, April 20-25, 2020
Earth Day Week 2020. The public, free, online, no-fly climate conference.
In the developed world, consumption-based emissions make up a huge part of the total footprint. The Anthropocene is inextricably linked to ideals of material affluence and production and distribution models in the globalized economy. How do we remake our economies so that we do not overstep planetary boundaries? How do we scale solutions for sustainable production and consumption? Join us on April 21 for answers.
15:00 CEST / 9:00 am EST – Stockholm studio
Introduction Keynote – Circular economy and consumption
by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Solutions in Circular economy and consumption – Part I
Doers & Thinkers – Part I
16:00 CEST / 10:00 am EST - Washington D.C. studio
With host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, US representative We Don’t Have Time
16:45 CEST / 10:45 am EST – Stockholm studio
Keynote - “Halving humanity’s ecological footprint by 2030 and what citizens, businesses and government can do to expedite the process”
by Carina Borgström-Hansson, Senior Advisor, Footprint and Cities, WWF
Doers & Thinkers – Part II
Concluding Keynote – “Global fashion is unsustainable. Meet our response: Fashion Revolution”
by Orsola de Castro, Founder and Creative Director, Fashion Revolution
Doers & Thinkers Extra session
Moa Berglund and Agata Puciato, Reunite the Future
18:00 CEST / 12:00 noon EST – Closing remarks
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Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016. There Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. She is the co-founder of Global Optimism, co-host of the podcast “Outrage & Optimism” and is the co-author of the recently published book, “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.”
Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change.
Mhairi is a Sydney-based communications specialist and part of the team behind the Good On You app, which rates 1000s of clothing brands for their impact on the environment, human rights and animal rights. A former journalist (BBC/ABC), Mhairi has worked in the climate movement since 2015 and has been involved in high profile campaigns against Australian coal mines, and promoting renewable energy. Mhairi is interested in the ability of ordinary people to use their purchasing power to compel corporations to act to protect the environment.
Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.
Native internet geek, Engineer, Product Manager, Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur. Using Software and Data to drive change for the better. Proud father of: https://purei9.electrolux.se/. By changing unit of consumption from the hardware to the outcome, at the same time as applying a circular aspect, we create more value from less resources used to the benefit for both end-users, the company and our planet.
Houdini Sportswear has worked with the circular and regenerative business for many years and has become a source of inspiration for other companies. The inspiration is taken from nature and the goal is to have 100% circular products already in 2022. Houdini works according to the motto "reimagine everything" and strives for a change of system to a regenerative way of living and working.
Khadija is the co-founder of Zero Hour DC, a youth-led, intersectional environmental organization. She is a freshman at the George Washington University studying international affairs and has been a key organizer in the global youth climate strikes. Khadija began her organizing from her home state, Michigan, where she organized the University of Michigan's divestment team.
Carina has highlighted consumption, urbanization and humanity’s growing ecological footprint in WWF strategies as well as in WWF’s biannual publication Living Planet Report. In 2011 she initiated a WWF initiative with a focus on the role of cities in driving the transition towards a future in which we can all live well within the capacity of our one living planet. In her role as a senior advisor to WWF’s global cities program she focuses on how the urban context can mobilize multiple actors to take action to halve emissions each decade while improving health and life quality. Carina is a co-author of the Exponential Roadmap.
Prior to founding refurbed, Kilian was head of the Amazon Certified Refurbished program at Amazon Germany. Before that he studied communication and business administration in Hamburg, Shanghai, and London. He originally comes from Hamburg and lived and worked in Munich for several years. In 2019 Kilian was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “Forbes 30 under 30 List in Europe”.
Alexandra Davidsson is the Secretary General of the Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption, a non-profit which creates responsible consumers in the transition towards a smarter world, with the vision of that world being one of circulents. Alexandra is ranked as #56 of most influential in Sustainability in Sweden 2021, and as one of the Female Leaders of the Future 2021 & 2020 by Sweden’s professional organization for executives, Ledarna. Responsible Consumption organized the global circular campaign #circularmonday 2018-2019 which reached over 74 million in 2019, in 23 countries and launched the word "circulents" which became an official Swedish word 2020 and has been exposed 7 million times on social media. A circulent is a true sustainable consumer, the consumer of the future. Alexandra has great experience within national and international humanitarian work and has held over 500 lectures within Circular and Sustainable Consumption.
Sherri Goodman, Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy. She currently serves on the National Academies Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, and is senior climate advisor to the US Government. She holds degress from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College.
Julia Pyper is a contributing editor at Greentech Media where she covers the global clean energy transition. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, as well as the host and producer of Political Climate, a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world, presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Julia previously covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting projects in Haiti, India, Israel, Germany and beyond. Her writing has also been published in Scientific American and The New York Times.
Harry is passionate about driving the global transition to a sustainable and carbon-neutral society, from a linear - consumption driven - towards a circular - quality of life driven - society. Such a transition is not only the only feasible pathway for the upcoming 9+ billion people on this planet, but moreover is the smartest way forward that will lead to economic growth, widespread ecological benefits as well as to improvements in social well-being and inclusion. "Politics today is very much about agreeing what to do, whereas I believe it should be much more about doing what was agreed, says Mr Verhaar.
Jansikw is 18 years old and the co founder of Zero Hour’s DC Chapter. She is a young Piscataway Indian and Latina activist bringing attention to the intersectionality of native sovereignty, race, gender, and the environment. Jansi and her friend, Hemakshi Gordy, won first prize in the CSPAN StudentCam competition for their film “No Trespassing: Seeking Justice for Native Women”. They recently submitted another film titled, “In the Shadow of the Capitol”, about the impact of environmental racism.
Markus Terho is a corporate responsibility veteran, with over two decades in the industry. He has held several notable positions, among them, as the global sustainability chief at Nokia. In his current role, at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, he leads the Sustainable Everyday Life program, that promotes the change towards a more sustainable life in two ways: by inspiring individuals to make sustainable choices in their everyday life and by helping companies develop competitive sustainable products and services.
Serial entrepreneur with a passion for impact. Christian has 20 years of experience with all aspects of sustainability and CR having worked with human rights, anti-bribery practices and worksite health. Besides holding the title of CEO of Goodwings, Christian has a masters degree in Business and Philosophy, is an ex-army officer, father of three, and a life-long Vespa fanatic.
Moa has been engaged in environmental movements from a young age and always believing in the best of people. Exploring circular design and how we can reuse materials in a better way, right now at the course Recycle Design, to learn more about designing with sustainability and creativity in focus. She holds talks about slow fashion and upcycling to create discussions, awareness and inspire more people to be a part of the change.
Fashion RevolutionOrsola de Castro is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere, which she launched in 1997 until 2014. Her designer collaborations include collections and 4 best selling capsule collections. In 2006, she co-founded the British Fashion Council initiative Estethica at London Fashion Week, which she curated until 2014. In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution, a global campaign with participation in over 70 countries around the world. Orsola is a regular keynote speaker and mentor, Associate Lecturer at UAL, as well as Central Saint Martins Visiting Fellow.
Hosting this broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge).Read less
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and President, US Operations for We Don´t Have Time.http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.https://www.earthday.orgRead less
Together with Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap we invite you to join us for Earth Day Week, April 20–25, 2020. We’ll be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC, Stockholm and with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.
For the third consecutive year we bring you a public, free, online, no-fly climate conference. The program features the brightest minds to discuss solutions to the most daring challenge humanity has ever faced: the climate crisis.
We need climate action and an open dialogue. We need you and everyone to join in.
"2020 must be a Super Year for climate action. We’ll be showcasing the action, the solutions and the fact everyone has a part to play.”
– Nick Nuttal, Earth Day Network
"The immediate priority are to halve global emissions by 2030, by scaling green solutions exponentially. We must reach a critical mass with the new compass direction to enable a virtuous circle of change. Then it is achievable."
– Johan Falk, Exponential Roadmap
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